Raymond Parham

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Mr. Raymond Parham of Hopewell, was called home on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at River View on the Appomattox, Hopewell.

He was born on Feb. 14, 1921, to the late Deacon Charlie Parham and Laura Parham. He was preceded in death by: five brothers, John A. Parham, Charles L. Parham, James Parham, Chris Parham, and Deacon Leon Parham Sr.

He was baptized and joined Providence Baptist Church at an early age. Raymond received his education in the Prince George County public schools system. He worked for Allied Auto Parts for over 30 years as delivery man.

He leaves to cherish his memory: a devoted former wife, Iver E. Watkins Parham for Hopewell; a stepdaughter, Jackqulin Harris of Disputanta; one stepgrandson, Kenneth C. Harris; three step-great grandsons, Kenneth C. Harris III of Disputanta, Quintin I. Harris of Hopewell, and Montrial Jones of Waverly; two sisters, Lillian Wilkins (Horace) of Prince George, and Elsie Morrison of Rochester, N.Y.; two brothers, Clarence Parham of Petersburg, and Daniel Parham (Mary) of South Chesterfield; and a host of nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; other relatives; and friends.

A service of love remembrance for Mr. Raymond Parham will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the Chapel of J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, the Rev. Stephen Hewlett, eulogist.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Archer and watch the funeral services live online at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, 804-732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Published in The Progress-Index from May 8 to May 9, 2013
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